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Kanye West‘s attraction towards fashion has been evident and growing since the beginning of his career. While in Rome for six months in 2010, ‘Ye interned at Fendi. “[I] presented ideas for clothing and ideas I had about fabrics, and just tried to learn more and more about that,” Kanye West said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

‘Ye may be getting closer to the fashion gods, if not becoming one! According to Grazia Daily, Kanye West has been working on his New York Fashion Week womenswear collection debut for months. Kanye has allegedly opened a studio in London, hired Louise Goldin to “oversee design,” and has called on St. Martin’s professor Louise Wilson for guidance.

What do you think of Kanye West’s alleged NYFW debut?

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That’s right. In a recent interview with radio personality Angie Martinez, Kanye West revealed some insight on what he did after his VMA incident. After the incident, Kanye moved to Rome and during his time there he interned for Fendi. This isn’t the first time Kanye has interned for a major fashion empire. Back in 2008, he also interned for Louis Vuitton & Raf Simmons.







Young Jeezy brought out a hip-hop all-star team, including Jay-Zand Kanye West, to celebrate the sixth anniversary of debut album “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101” on Monday night (July 25) at New York’s Highline Ballroom. In addition, the rapper announced a Sept. 20 release date for his highly anticipated fourth album, “TM 103.”



After hitting the stage around 11:30 pm and playing two songs, Jeezy brought out Jay-Z — who was rocking a hoodie and gold chain — for “Go Crazy (Remix).” Soon after, Jay’s “Watch The Throne” partner Kanye West jumped onstage to deliver his verse from “The Recession” highlight “Put On.”



Bun BFabolous and the LOX also took the Highline stage, with the latter group bringing the house down with a performance of “Wild Out.” Along with “Thug Motivation 101” hits like “My Hood,” “Soul Survivor” and “Trap Star,” Jeezy played tracks like “I Luv It,” “Go Getta” and new track “Ballin.”



Since its July 2005 release, “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101” has sold 2 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. If “Thug Motivation 103” does arrive in September, it will end a three-year absence since the 2008 release of “The Recession.”



Jay-Z held an intimate listening session for his and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne album in New York City’s Mercer Hotel last night (July 7), and select members of the media — including XXL as well as two teenage kids who were the first to pre-order the album, accompanied by their parents — were privy to the rough listening of about a dozen or so songs.


Although the crew in attendance, mostly sitting on the floor camp-style, was given strict instructions not to live tweet (a Fader reporter was kicked out early in the night because of it), not to quote lyrics and not to report on album titles, some of the highlights we can provide include a strong Otis Redding sample, a song in which Jay-Z and Kanye West both rap to their unborn children and collaborations with Beyonce and Frank Ocean (who appears on two tracks).


In addition, there’s a southern-inspired track that finds Jay and ‘Ye trading verses at times and then rapping in unison. There’s also an opera-sounding production that might make the final cut. What might not be included though, is the first and only track that the duo leaked, “H.A.M.,” which Jay explained was a smart track but quite possibly not an enjoyable listen.


Jay, who wore a v-neck T-shirt, cargo pants and shell-toe Adidas and hosted the affair alone while West is in London, made sure to have enough libations (Ace of Spades bottles everywhere), Voss water and cheese platters to go around the room. Producer Mike Dean, Hov’s bodyguard Norman and longtime lawyer/manager John Meneilly were also in attendance.


Jigga, who played an unspecified bonus tracks for those in attendance, also mentioned working on his next solo album, for which he has two songs already, one of which features the Odd Future singer/songwriter Ocean.


As of press time there is no release date for either projects. —Gina Montana


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